James Hoben Bennett age 79, born in Chicago, Illinois January 5, 1933 and passed away November 19, 2012. Beloved husband of Jane for 52 years. Loving father of Carol (Timothy) Duffy, Nancy (Simon) Diver and Kurt (Barbara) Bennett and the late Gary Bennett and the late Lois Bennett. Dearest grandfather of Sean Duffy, Samantha Duffy, Joseph Duffy, Paul Barnett, Kelly Barnett, Emily Barnett, Zachary Bennett, Maya Bennett and Lucas Bennett. Dear brother of Constance Oakes. Preceded in death by parents Bertram and Mildred Bennett and brother Bertram Bennett, Jr. James was a graduate of Purdue University and a Manufacturing Engineer with Reliable Electric for many years. After retirement, Jim founded JayBee, a model railroad component business. An avid skier and model railroader. Member of Prairie Scale Model RR Club, Union Pacific Historical Society and Addison Irregulars. Visitation on Sunday, November 25, 2012, from 3 - 8 p.m. at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Avenue, Villa Park, IL. and where services will be held Monday, November 26, 2012, 10:30 a.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to The Wild Animal Sanctuary, 1946 County Road 53, Keenesburg, CO. 80643 or Salvation Army, 5040 N. Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60630-2788 appreciated.